Motoring Memorabilia to go on Auction

Bonhams' Motoring Memorabilia 21 photos
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A good lot of motoring lockets, grouping features gold and gold tone lockets, some feature diamond chip and glass headlamps.A Tootsietoy lot, features trucks, limousines, and others. In "played with" conditionA mid-century Jaeger Le-Coultre steering wheel desk clock, clear glass face with decorative road signs at hour markers.An Art Nouveau fretwork cigar box, circa 1905, ornately carved in the fashion a vintage limousine, hinged roof raises to reveal cigar storage.'The Bluebird Trophy' award, England, circa 1933, this award, from the Sydenham Motor Club, was won by G.P. Harvey Noble, with an embossed image of Sir Malcolm Campbell's Bluebird at speed surrounded by angels, a series of small name plaqueAn Early 20th Century "Kerns Motor Co." factory weather vane, finely constructed of sheet metal with a reinforced riveted edge, applied three-dimensional fenders, wheels and steering wheel. Brass identification plaque affixed to bottom cross barAn original late 1940s Daimler styling model for the DE-36 "Green Goddess" Drophead Coupe by Hooper appears to be in original condition with aged paint crackle.A grey Jeep pedal car from the Davison Toy Co., constructed of wood and board, cast aluminum steering wheel, finished in flat grey. In original condition.A rare 1969 Chevrolet Corvette Go-Kart by Rupp Manufacturing CoA 1:12 scale 1927 FIAT 806 Corsa G.P. Winner of the 1927 Grand Prix of Monza, driven by Pietro Bordino.A 1:25 scale 1956 Kuzma-Offy, Jimmy Bryan's 'Dean Van Lines Special' The 1st USAC National Champion,Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta #0008M, 1949 Le Mans 24 Hours Winner, driven by Luigi Chinetti, Sr. 1:14 scale, by Marshall Buck's CMA Models, early 1990's.A 1:14 scale model of a 1932 Chrysler Imperial Speedster, Walter P. Chrysler's personal carA 1:10 scale 1958 Maserati 3500 GT by Michele Conti, made in ItalyA Spirit of St Louis mascot by Bousquet, French, 1927A rare 'Victoire' glass mascot by René Lalique, French, 1928Peter Helck: "Road Racing Comes to America"Original 'Oilzum' advertising dioramaA Palm Beach Motorboat Race plaque, presented by the New York Motor Club, 1906'The Bluebird Trophy' award, England, circa 1933
Privately owned British auction house Bonhams has recently announced their newest automobile auction, set to take place on December 4, in New York. The event is dedicated exclusively to auto collectibles, such as original artworks, antique motoring watches, trophies and scratch-built scale models.
Bonhams claims they are well known for holding the record for the two most valuable cars ever sold at auction which is why the new one should be like Disneyland for any car nostalgic.

The Transportation History sale will be held in New York Citiy at the company’s Madison Avenue galleries and will feature an impressive array of historic automotive-related collectibles. With nearly 250 individual lots confirmed, the auction will consist of numerous early American and European pieces from prestigious private collections that have never before been publicly offered.

Received from the Blackhawk Automotive Museum collection, the auction will also consist of an early 20th century automobile weather vane, bronze sculptures and significant, one-off mascots never before seen.

Unique scale models

Among the rare items to go under the hammer are also four original pieces from Peter Helck, the internationally renowned illustrator of pioneer racing scenes, as well as 15 vintage racing posters valued from $1,000 to over $20,000. The collection is completed by a dozen scratch-built models of marques Ferrari, Lotus, Maserati, McLaren and Rolls-Royce from masters like Gerald Wingrove, Michele Conti and Giuseppe da Corte.

Among these rare, appreciated and intricately made works are a 1:10 scale model of a 1958 Maserati 3500 GT by Conti ($18,000-$22,000) and a 1:8 scale model of a 1931 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Roadster by da Corte ($27,000-$30,000),” Bonhams explains.

P.S. We managed to build up a photo gallery with some of the rare items, but it’s far from being big enough. So in case you want a better view feel free to check the auction’s page.
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